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Poor emptying: The stomach (gastric) emptys its contents into the duodenum, and this area may be narrowed due to scarring (peptic ulcer), congenital problems. The stomach wall should be able to squeeze the contents into the duodenum, but sometimes the stomach just lies there(gastoparesis) as seen in diabetes. The result is poor emptying of the stomach contents: gastric stasis. ...Read more
If some of the steroid/anesthetic of epidurals coated the nerves that innervate the l intestine or other organs, could gastric stasis result?
Gastric = stomach: By "gastric" your question centers on diseases of the stomach of which there are many. These can be categorized as: problems with inflammation (e.g. Ulcers), with infection (e.g. H.Pylori or parasites), with motility (examples: gastroparesis, gastric outlet obstruction), with secretion (hyper or hypo-acidity), infiltrative (lymphoma, cancer), blood flow (gastropathies), functional dyspepsias, etc. ...Read more
Stomach: This refers to something that is related to the stomach. ...Read more
Gastric = stomach: Please clarify what you mean by"severe gastric problems" so we can better assist. Tell us your symptoms, what medications tried, what test results please. ...Read more
What are you asking?: What are you experiencing that suggests "mal"-digestion is present? You question will be better answered if we can hear from you: 1) your bowel habits (have these changed)?; 2) food intolerances noted; 3) unwanted weight loss/gain?; 4) co-morbidties (are you diabetic, on medications that alter digestion)?; 5) appetite/fullness; 6) bleeding; 7) symptoms that cause you to feel digestion is impaired? ...Read more
Need more detail: I can't tell what you mean by a severe gastric problem. If you could give us more detail either by a question here, or even better by a consult at Healthtap prime, we would be able to better assist you. Hope you are well. Good luck. ...Read more